Tuesday Dec 17, 2013

Feature Overview of ODA Appliance Manager Releases (2.2 - 2.8)

We recently announced Appliance Manager release 2.8 to support new server hardware (X4-2) and some minor enhancements. As promised we added new features with every new release of the Appliance Manager. The following table give a quick overview of the main enhancements which every release brings to the table.

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Friday Dec 13, 2013

Oracle Database Appliance X4-2 Now Externalized

Oracle Database Appliance X4-2 Collateral Externalized on O.com and OTN

The ODA X4-2 is now officially on the external Engr. Systems price list and O.com and OTN have been updated with the ODA X4-2 Collateral

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Wednesday Nov 20, 2013

Oracle Database Appliance 2.8 is now available on MOS

On November 19th Oracle released ODA 2.8 Patch on MOS.

This update includes:
  • Shared Repository support for Oracle Database Appliance Virtualized Platform
  • Virtual Local Area Network support for Oracle Database Appliance Virtualized Platform
  • Hardware Monitoring Tool reports data from sensors in subsystems with X3-2
  • Initial deployment does not require configuration of initial Oracle Database or Oracle Enterprise Database Control

The Documentation has been uploaded to OTN.

Find a more detailed explanation about the new features of 2.8 update, in the presentation and replay of "Friday's With Sohan" here:

Note: OPN Member account required to access PDF and replay

Tuesday Oct 01, 2013

What ships with ODA X3-2?

Find here a list of the content what you should expect when unpacking an ODA X3-2.

Oracle Database Appliance X3-2 (Base Configuration) Ships With:

  • (2) Tool-less rack mount kits (Server Nodes)
  • (2) Cable Management Arms (Server Nodes)
  • (1) Fixed rack mount kit (Storage Shelf)
  • (2) CAT6 Ethernet cables (Private Network)
  • (4) 2-meter SAS cables (Storage Server Connectivity to Server Nodes)
  • Documentation

Wednesday Aug 14, 2013

Announcement: WebLogic Server on Oracle Database Appliance 2.6

On August 14th, Oracle announced the availability of Oracle WebLogic Server on Oracle Database Appliance 2.6.

Oracle WebLogic Server on Oracle Database Appliance 2.6 provides:

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Friday Aug 09, 2013

Announcement: ODA Patch 2.7.0.0.0 is released

Today, 9th of August 2013 ODA Patch 2.7.0.0.0 has been released and can be downloaded from MOS.

2.7.0.0.0 ships with

  • Oracle Linux OS updated from UEK1 to UEK2 Kernel
  • Oracle VM updated from version 3.1.1 to version 3.2.
  • 11.2.0.3.7 for GI and RDBMS
  • ASR 4.4

Have a look at Note 888888.1 in MOS, it will hold more details.

Saturday May 04, 2013

Oracle Database Appliance Manager 2.6 now available!

Appliance Manager 2.6 is available (since May 3rd 2013) in MOS and the updated documentation is externalized.  The release can be run on both ODA V1 and ODA X3-2.  The new functionality added is:

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Tuesday Apr 30, 2013

Oracle Database Appliance - Revised Last Order Date for ODA V1

The Oracle Database Appliance V1 (part number 7100495) last order date is April 30th, 2013 and the last ship date is November 30th, 2013. The Oracle Database Appliance is being replaced with the Oracle Database Appliance X3-2 (part number 7103793).

Tuesday Apr 09, 2013

Announcement: GA of WebLogic Server on Oracle Database Appliance 2.5.0.0.0

We are announcing exciting news of the availability of “Oracle WebLogic Server on Oracle Database Appliance 2.5.0.0.0”! You can now download the WebLogic on ODA OVM images and the WebLogic  configuration for Oracle Database Appliance from MOS and eDelivery.

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Friday Mar 08, 2013

ODA: Correlation table on HW type, Virtualization, OAK- and DB-Version

Find below a table which shows the correlation between HW Type, OAK Version, Virtualization and Clusterware, ASM&DB Version.

HW Type

OAK Version

Virtualization

Clusterware, ASM & DB

X3-2

2.5.5

Yes (3.11 OVM)

11.2.0.3.5  & 11.2.0.2.9 *

V1

2.5

Yes (3.11 OVM)

11.2.0.3.5 &  11.2.0.2.9 *

V1

2.4

No

11.2.0.3.4  & 11.2.0.2.8

V1

2.3

No

11.2.0.3.3 & 11.2.0.2.7

V1

2.2

No

11.2.0.3.2 & 11.2.0.2.5

V1

2.1

No

11.2.0.2.5

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